The AIM software market in 2013 generated more than $21 billion in spending. Traditional offerings are holding their ground, but emerging technologies, such as in-memory data grids, are gaining mainstream adoption, driven by their versatility, including support of cloud architectures.
Table of Contents
What You Need to Know
Key Data and Figures
Constraint: IT Is a Cornerstone, but Budgets Are Capped
Technology Priorities Represent Two Complementary Goals
AIM Software Spending Within Enterprise Software
AIM Software Spending by Geography
AIM Software Spending by Geography — More Than 70% Generated by Seven Countries
AIM Software Spending by Vertical Industry
AIM Spending by Company Size
Application Infrastructure and Middleware: An Ever-Evolving Market
The AIM Market: M&As Shape the Landscape
Vendor Landscape: Suites — Specialists — Newcomers …
The Integration Platform Market Is Big — And Getting Bigger
"The Integrated Business"
Seven Things You Must Know About Integration
No. 1: Businesses Will Be Hyperconnected
No. 2: Application Strategy Is Driving Big Changes in Integration Strategy
No. 3: The Role of Integration Competency Centers Is About to Change Dramatically
No. 4: There Are Many Different Integration Consumption Models
No. 5: Hybrid IT Needs a Hybrid Integration Platform
No. 6: B2B Integration Is Increasingly About Collaboration
No. 7: Operational Intelligence Delivers the Most Direct Integration ROI to the Business
Recommendations for Technology Providers
Application infrastructure and middleware (AIM) is undergoing an evolution that affects business analysts, architects, application developers, middleware technologists, and users and vendors. Its role as an enabler for service-oriented architecture (SOA) is well-established, but increasingly, it is emerging as foundational for business process management (BPM), analytics, in-memory computing and cloud computing initiatives.
Solutions within the AIM software market are evolving as offerings within one market segment take on the attributes of products in related market segments. Vendors are increasingly bundling software products together, and products positioned within one market segment increasingly have functionality that overlaps with adjacent market segments. On top of that, SOA, BPM, event processing, in-memory and cloud (in particular) are shaping the demand from end users.
The promise of digital business is to usher in an unprecedented convergence of people, business and things to blur the boundaries between the digital world and the physical world, creating new revenue opportunities in its wake. The combination of people, business and things introduces a disruptive element into strategic planning for AIM providers. Event processing, in-memory computing, cloud and pervasive integration will be the key forces reshaping the AIM market, while vendors continue to bundle software products and look at cloud-based delivery models to meet new and more articulated market demands.
This webinar discusses the most-significant supply- and demand-side trends impacting current and upcoming dynamics in the AIM software market.
The webinar addresses the following key issues:
How AIM projects are becoming the cornerstone of the digital business
How spending is starting to shift from traditional AIM products toward newer offerings, such as platform as a service, low-latency messaging, complex-event processing and in-memory data grids
How the idea of "integrated business" — in which not only applications or processes are interconnected, but also sensors and things — is changing the AIM market
|AIM||application infrastructure and middleware|
|BPM||business process management|
|BPMS||business process management suite|
|BRE||business rule engine|
|CAGR||compound annual growth rate|
|DCC||digital content creation|
|ECM||enterprise content management|
|ESB||enterprise service bus|
|ICC||integration competency center|
|iPaaS||integration platform as a service|
|ITOM||IT operations management|
|LOB||line of business|
|MFT||managed file transfer|
|OBI||operational business intelligence|
|PaaS||platform as a service|
|PPM||project and portfolio management|
|SaaS||software as a service|
|SCM||supply chain management|
|TPM||transaction processing monitor|
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